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US to increase help for Pakistan: Report

Washington: The Washington Post has reported that the Obama administration has decided to increase military, intelligence and financial support for Pakistan and intensify U.S. efforts to foster regional peace.

Officials told the newspaper that the decision was made in last month`s White House Afghanistan war review and will be delivered by Vice President Joe Biden when he travels to Pakistan next week for meetings with military chief Gen. Ashfaq Kayani and other top government leaders.

The decision to intensify support for Pakistan marks the administration`s effort to call the bluff of Pakistani officials who have routinely complained that the United States doesn`t understand Pakistan`s security priorities or give enough support.

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